A man charged with killing two men near Tauranga has pleaded not guilty to their murders.
The 25-year-old Bay of Plenty man appeared in the High Court at Tauranga this morning via audio-visual link.
He is accused of killing Paul Lasslett and Nicholas Littlewood at a rural property at Omanawa two weeks ago.
He was arrested in Christchurch a few days after the two men died.
Justice Lang extended his interim name suppression until next week and a trial date has been set for March next year.